Scots resort Crieff Hydro launches spa academy

SCOTLAND’S spa resort and resort Crieff Hydro has introduced the launch of its very personal Spa Academy, aimed toward boosting the variety of individuals selecting a profession within the sector.

The brand-new, SQA-accredited programme intends to remodel magnificence college rookies into certified therapeutic massage therapists.

Candidates would safe everlasting employment on the venue as quickly as they’re enrolled on the course.

Purposes for the intensive coaching course and yearlong programme opened on 16 October, with eight spots within the preliminary cohort up for grabs when it launches in January 2024.

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The brand new Spa Academy programme is SQA accredited and supplies candidates with employment

It’s hoped the Academy will ship recent alternatives for individuals within the space and people eager to get on the profession ladder.

The course is tailor-made particularly for college students with no prior expertise within the spa or magnificence trade.

Laura Wilson, Spa Supervisor at Crieff Hydro, mentioned: “We’re all about creating thrilling alternatives and nurturing new expertise, and that’s why I’m completely delighted to be launching Crieff Hydro’s very personal Spa Academy.

“It’s no secret that Scotland’s magnificence trade is dealing with a recruitment disaster.

“A lot of that comes from the obstacles individuals face whereas attempting to take up a job throughout the sector for the primary time, so we’ve made it our mission to deal with that.

“We’re encouraging completely anybody with an curiosity in beginning a brand new profession and has a ardour for well being and wellbeing to use for a spot at our Spa Academy.

“Our high services {and professional} working surroundings provides you with the talents and {qualifications} you must excel in your profession, particularly for those who’re brand-new to the trade.”

These chosen to participate within the programme will likely be supplied with intensive coaching in a variety of various sorts of therapeutic massage.

They may even participate in mock therapy days and achieve an in-depth information of muscle anatomy beneath the steerage of Crieff Hydro’s workforce of professional trainers.

After graduating with an SCQF degree 5 Magnificence Therapeutic massage diploma, college students will then proceed their careers at Crieff Hydro on a work-learning break up.

It will give them the chance to turn out to be certified in a wealth of recent spa abilities on the job, together with scorching stone therapeutic massage, facials and physique remedies.

Laura continued: “That is an thrilling time for the Crieff Hydro spa. We have now been working behind the scenes on implementing plenty of great new remedies in partnership with a few of the largest names within the magnificence trade.

“To try this, we’d like a strong, proficient and enthusiastic workforce of therapists and I’m assured we’ll discover them with the assistance of our brand-new coaching course.”

Stephen Leckie, chairman and CEO of Crieff Hydro Household of Resorts, mentioned: “Crieff Hydro is continuous to pave the best way with trade main recruitment initiatives, and our brand-new Spa Academy isn’t any exception to that.

“Being a spa therapist at Crieff Hydro provides wonderful profession development and a variety of excellent incentives.

Stephen mentioned that the incentives embrace: “aggressive pay and fee on product gross sales, reductions on leisure membership, meals and resort stays and stay in lodging the place required.”

He went on: “Not solely that, however we additionally present the chance for our spa therapists to attend a 5-star journey to Parma in Italy to see the merchandise we use in-house made first-hand. 

“I’m excited to observe our workforce develop and stay up for welcoming some brand-new workforce members to the Crieff Hydro Household.”